June 27, 1993
Your hosts are Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan, who are at the New York Harbor with the U.S.S. Intrepid in the background. Really, its just a green screen.
We see Heenan laugh as he tapes a small piece to the back of Okerlund’s suit and laughs. The hosts then talk about Yokozuna and if anyone can slam him.
“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase vs. Bart Gunn
This is from the 6/14 “Wrestling Challenge” taping in Columbus, OH. The announcers are Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon. We hear Gorilla saying he hated tag matches as a wrestler because he did not want to depend on anyone else. DiBiase and Bart fight over a lockup until DiBiase tosses him down after a break as the announcers talk about the athletes from other sports competing in the “Stars & Stripes Challenge.” DiBiase cheap shots in the corner now but Bart backs him off. DiBiase uses another cheap shot in the corner then bails after being chased around the ring but Bart comes out and decks DiBiase before tossing him back inside. Bart blocks a kick then spins DiBiase around before hitting an atomic drop but sadly DiBiase does not take his trademark bump over the top rope and instead just falls to the mat. Bart grabs a side headlock before we head to commercial then we return with DiBiase in control DiBiase tosses Bart outside then heads out and rams his head off of the steps a few times. The action heads back inside with DiBiase choking out Bart before catching him with a back elbow smash. DiBiase gets a few more nearfalls before applying a chinlock as the announcers talk about Money Inc. getting title matches against The Steiners and the entire Tag division in general. DiBiase heads to the middle rope but gets punched in the gut on the way down then Bart fires away. Bart runs wild then we see IRS come down the aisle with his briefcase. DiBiase begs for mercy then yanks Bart into the corner and distracts the ref so IRS can whack Bart in the face and DiBiase covers for the win (9:15) *1/2. IRS heads up the aisle after the bell
Thoughts: Basic match with an uninspired ending. Looks like we are getting more Money Inc. vs. Smoking Gunns matches in the future.
Back to the hosts as they go over all of the Tag Team Title changes before we see clips of The Kid defeating Razor Ramon from last month as that feud is discussed with a few clips shown.
Mr. Hughes defeats El Matador in a match from the 6/26 edition of “Superstars.”
Back to the hosts as they talk about the “Stars & Stripes Challenge” as Heenan makes some jokes. They then talk about Mr. Hughes now having The Undertaker’s urn.
The “King’s Court” segment that saw Jerry Lawler interview himself from the 6/27 edition of “Wrestling Challenge” airs.
We see the hosts as Okerlund asks Heenan if he can get him a flag and gives him $50to get one as Heenan looks into the camera and hints he is running off with the cash.
Marty Jannetty defeats Doink the Clown in a Best of Three Falls Match from the 6/21 edition of “Monday Night RAW.”
The hosts are back with Heenan giving Okerlund a small flag and claiming it was handmade and the handle is made of the wood from George Washington’s teeth. Okerlund then says he is leaving to get his own flag.
The Mr. Fuji & Yokozuna taped promo from this weekend’s syndicated shows airs.
Heenan is now by himself and starts talking about Yokozuna as Okerlund comes back for a much bigger flag while singing “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Okerlund accuses Heenan of ripping him off and that someone will come through to slam Yokozuna as Heenan disagrees. The show ends with Heenan waving the flag and trying to sell it with false claims as we see a “Flags $500” taped to his back.
Final Thoughts: The featured match was boring and the interaction between Okerlund and Heenan felt more like old hat than anything else. Anyway, if you missed the shows from this week you at least got to see the Marty/Doink Best of Three Falls Match so that was cool but this show, along with the green screen, is dated.
Here is my schedule for the next several days:
Friday: WWF Monday Night RAW 6/28/93
Monday: WWF Superstars 7/3/93, WWF Wrestling Challenge 7/4/93
Tuesday: WWF RAW 7/5/93
Tuesday: Shoot interview TBD
Wednesday: WWF Superstars 7/10/93, WWF Wrestling Challenge 7/11/93
Thursday: WWF Monday Night RAW 7/12/93